Police step up hunt for sex attacker

POLICE investigating the sexual assault of an 18-year-old girl today released footage of a man they want to question about the crime.Detectives want to speak to a man seen leaving a nightclub around 1am on Monday, October 17 or anyone who recognises him.

POLICE investigating the sexual assault of an 18-year-old girl today released footage of a man they want to question about the crime.

Detectives want to speak to a man seen leaving a nightclub around 1am on Monday, October 17 or anyone who recognises him.

CCTV images show the man inside Shout nightclub in Northgate Street and shortly afterwards leaving the club and walking along the road.

Police are hoping that the man may have seen the girl and he may have significant information to help with the investigation.

The 18-year-old woman had spent the evening of Sunday 16th October in town with her friends; at around 1am on Monday 17th October the woman left Shout, nightclub in Northgate Street and started to make her way home.

As she walked along Upper Brook Street in Ipswich, she became aware of a man following and calling out to her.

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The woman ignored him and started to run through town towards Star Lane. The man continued to follow and call out to her.

When the woman got to the area of St Clements Church in Star Lane, her attacker caught up with her, grabbed her and pulled her into the churchyard. He pushed the woman to the ground and assaulted her, the woman hit out at the man and eventually unbalanced him, which enabled her to run off and make her way home.

Police are keen to speak to the man seen in the CCTV images or anyone who recognises him calls should be made to Dc Tim Wheatley at Ipswich CID on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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